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served. as hundreds protest and demonstrate claiming davis' innocence until the very end. an emotional family reunion for shane bauer and josh fattal as the two american hikers take freedom after two years in an iranian prison. we'll talk with family members about their release. president obama heads to ohio tweaking the gop as wall street gives a big thumbs down to new stimulus plan from the federal reserve. and facebook's new look draws an unfriendly response as users complain in droves about the changes. we'll tell you what they're saying and why it may just be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to your facebook account. the tip of the iceberg when it comes to your facebook account. early this september 22nd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs and good morning to you. nice to have you with us this morning i'm erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge.
that is a not a good profile shot there. >> little foggy. >> people are not happy. not even close. every time they change it they get upset. this time may take the cake. we'll get to that ahead. we'll begin with the controversial execution of troy davis, the convicted georgia cop killer was put to death late last night after the supreme court turned down his final appeal. a cbs correspondent a man maintained his innocence until the very end. >> may god have mercy on your souls and that was it. >> reporter: minutes after troy davis was executed witnesses described his final words where a lethal injection ended his life, but not the controversy over his death. the death row inmate was convicted of the 1989 killing of mark macphail. an off-duty police officer trying to break up a brawl involving a homeless man.
davis maintained his innocence until his final breath. supporters worldwide doubted guilty should block his execution. seven of the original nine witnesses recanted their testimony. no physical testimony ever linked daves to the crime. >> are you giving up? >> reporter: but various courts reviewed davis' conviction over the years and upheld it and the slain cop's family insisted davis was guilty and deserved to die. hundreds of protesters gathered outside the prison and police, some wearing riot gear, and prison authorities geared up for confrontation as the original 7:00 execution deadline approached. >> he killed a man. he killed a police officer. that's what we're here for. see justice delayed finally come and support macphail's family. >> reporter: suspense built even more. the u.s. supreme court delayed the execution while deciding whether to grant a stay. just after 10:00 p.m., the court ruled unanimously not to block his execution. and just before 11:00 p.m., over
howls of protests, georgia executed the convicted cop killer. mark straussman, cbs news, atlanta. joining us legal chief correspondent jan crawford. a lot of the protesters launched on that seven of the pnine recanted. this was a unanimous decision from the supreme court last night. >> that's important to keep in mind. even the four liberal justices on the supreme court said last night that troy davis did not deserve another stay, which, of course, paved the way for his execution and lower courts at the state and federal level repeatedly upheld his conviction saying that, you know, the evidence was fisufficient. one judge said that it amounted to smoke and mirrors. he had multiple chances to prove his innocence and lost at every level of the courts and last night his legal options just ran out on him. >> thanks, jan. chris?
>> erica, thank you. to the latest on the two american hikers freed by iran. spending a quiet day with their families after last night's long-awaited reunion. charlie has more for us from london. >> good morning, chris. >> josh fattal and shane bauer woke up for the first time as free men in months. they couldn't race down the stairs fast enough. shane and josh celebrated their first moments of freedom in the embrace of loved ones waiting at an airport in oman. >> we are so relieved we are free. >> reporter: an especially reunion for bauer and his fia e fiance, sarah shourd. bauer proposed while they were in prison. she was released last september.
bauer and fattal had to wait another year. >> two years in prison is too long. we certainly hope for the unjustly imprisoned. >> reporter: they strayed over the border of iraq into iran. an iranian court convicted them of spying and sentenced them to eight years in prison. representatives from oman played a key role in helping to broker a deal for the release on $500,000 bail each. >> our deepest gratitude goes towards his majesty for obtaining our release. >> iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is trying to claim credit for their release on humanitarian grounds. the freedom has been timed to coincide with his address to the united nations general assembly later today. chris? >> charlie dagata.
i know you had a chance to speak to your wife, nicole, just a short time ago. what did she say about the reunion? how are they doing? >> she was still pretty much speechless. very, very excited. she looked very relieved. everybody's really happy to be together right now. >> i know, obviously, you're not in oman for the reunion, but what was it like for you having been a part of this ordeal for the last two years to see it unfold in those images? >> when i saw the plane land, that's when i knew it was over. it was a huge, huge relief for me. >> this has been a painstaking two years for your entire family. beyond the relief of, obviously, bringing the boys home, what do you think this moment is going to be like for your family when everybody is able to come home and be together and finally put this whole ordeal behind them?
>> well, i don't know, it's something we've all looked forward to and we're all ready to move on with our lives and i'm sure shane, sarah and josh are ready to do the same. >> any idea when they're actually going to be back here on u.s. soil? has that been discussed at all? >> not yet. everybody is just kind of living in the moment right now. >> was nicole able to tell you any stories of just, you know, how they sound, how they're feeling. i know this has been, obviously, a very difficult two years for them. >> yeah. everybody's just really happy right now to be together. nicole didn't see or talk to shane for over two years. and everybody's just really happy to finally be able to catch up. >> before she left, did she tell you, i can't wait to say this or just wait to grab him and hug him. what did she say? >> it's always been, i just want to hug him and know that he's out and he's okay. >> and i know you've mentioned that the family has kind of been
on hold for the last two years. is this now the moving on point for everyone now that they're going to be back? everyone can resume with their lives? >> i hope so, i hope so. it will probably take a while, but we'll all get back to it. >> all right, nate, thanks for taking the time and speaking with us here this morning. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> now, here's erica. president obama is headed to cincinnati where he'll pay particular attention to a bridge. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has more for us on that. bill, good morning. >> today's trip is officially about highlighting the president's job creation bill. he's promoting spending on the nation's aging roads and bridges and specifically on the bret spence bridge between ohio and kentucky, which just happened to be the home states of the house and senate republican leaders. he talked about this in his address to congress ten days ago. >> private construction companies all across america
just waiting to get to work. there's a bridge that needs repair between ohio and kentucky that's on one of the busiest trucking routes in north america. >> it was the deadly collapse of this interstate highway bridge in minneapolis four years ago that riveted the nation's attention on the decaying state of its infrastructure. the bridge the president visits today is 40 years old and inadequate for the traffic it now carries. the repair bill is estimated to be $2 billion and many more bridges in the same shape. brian is the spokesman for the contractors. >> several thousand bridges nationwide. >> reporter: but the brent-spence bridge, again, like many others, is years away from being shovel ready. the president used that term in 2009 and has since ruthly admitted that shovel ready projects aren't so easy to find. >> it is good to be back in ohio. >> reporter: why go to hiohio?
he won by just over 48%. this will be his 15th visit. skeptical republicans say the motives for the visit are -- >> the best way to distract people is to stand near a bridge in a swing state and pit one group of americans against another. >> well, the fact is that no democrats since jfk has been elected without carrying ohio and, likewise, no modern republican. so, the bridge the president visits today may need repair, but, make no mistake, the campaign is on. erica? >> bill plante at the white house this morning, thank. let's turn now to the struggling economy. the federal reserve announced a brand-new $400 billion plan on wednesday to try to turn things around. >> but the dow jones industrials lost more than 2% and opened this morning with another big drop. here to tell us what the fed is up to is senior business correspondent anthony mason. good to have you here with us this morning. the first numbers that we're seeing here, this is a direct result of? >> it is a combination of
things. a big selloff overnight and looking like the chinese economy slowing down a bit and the lingering european debt problems and the fed yesterday which came out and said they see significant downside risk to this economy. they made a move to try to bring down interest rates, but many people feel like it's not enough. >> the fed has stepped in to try to help before. one economist called this latest move a distraction. lowering interest rates. how is that really going to help in this economy? >> well, it hasn't helped much so far. we have mortgage rates at 60-year lows. the 30-year fixed is just above 4%. the fed's move will probably push it below that. but, remember, it's extremely difficult to get a loan right now. and even with prices coming down as they have, a lot of people are saying, i'm not going to buy a house because i'm worried about losing my job. >> how much lower could they go? >> i got a refinancing in the 3s. you can get them, they're out there. but the lending standards are much tighter.
it's a problem. >> one of the other problems, too. part of what the fed says, they want businesses to take on, essentially, more debt. they're hoping that will spur hiring. is that the right approach, too? i'm guessing there is a little backlash here because you want to encourage more debt at this point? >> you need to get the economy moving and the problem right now is we lost confidence. if you look at bank rate survey that came out this week, bankrate.com, you see that in the last two months, 40% of americans have cut back on their spending. this crosses all income levels. we interviewed a tailor in chicago who had a doctor come in and ord arcustom suit and he decided he is not going to do it right now because of this uncertainty. a paralysis of fear. people are worried what they just went through and worried they might go through it, again. we got to get it moving, again. >> that will be the magic, the magic solution, right? if someone figures out how to boost confidence, again. >> that's the real trouble. general motors two years after it was saved by a u.s.
government bailout is trumpeting its latest investments in china of all places. business and economic correspondent is in shanghai, china, with more on the american automakers big announcement. >> here on the streets of shanghai, american cars are more popular than ever. the u.s. automakers like general motors sell more cars here than anywhere else in the world. and while that's good news for the american car companies, it makes many question what it will mean for american jobs. visit general motors in shanghai and you'll find a lot of what you would in detroit. so, how similar does this plant look to one in the united states? >> it's very similar. i mean, the processes are the same. the systems are is the same. the quality systems are the same. really, the only difference are the employees. >> reporter: with its chinese partners, gm manufacturers
buicks, shchevies and cadillacsn china for the china market and employs more than 13,000 people throughout the country. that number is set to grow, thanks to a just-announced deal to develop and built the next generation of electric cars right here. on wednesday, gm opened an advance technology center in shanghai, meant to help it design lighter, safer and more efficient cars for a market that has proved crucial to its survival. how important is being here in china to general motors and the future of your business? >> it's obviously very important. this is strong growth market. it's a growth industry. we're here in china to produce for the local market. >> reporter: last year chinese consumers bought 16.6 million cars. that's 5 million more than the number of cars sold in the entire united states. so far, all of the cars gm sells in the u.s. are also made there.
do you see a time or a day when general motors could be producing cars here and shipping them back to the u.s.? >> i think right now we'd have our hands full just producing cars for the local market. >> reporter: well, general motors won't say whether eventually those electric vehicles are going to be produced for the united states here in china. clearly, china has a competitive advantage. lower costs and skyrocketing sales. now, back to you in new york. >> all right, we're going to check in now with jeff glor over at the news desk for the other headlines we're following this morning. good morning to you. >> the stars and stripes are, again, flying over the u.s. embassy in libya. this morning a ceremony was held in tripoli officially reopening the embassy. palestinian president mahmoud abbas is pressing ahead with his bid for u.n. approval of palestinian statehood despite u.s. opposition. president obama met with abbas yesterday, but no mind were changed there. the u.s. with its security
council seek to veto u.n. recognition of a palestinian state. mr. obama's effort was applauded by israel's prime minister netanyahu. netanyahu said only direct negotiations can lead to peace and a palestinian state. pope benedict is home in germany this morning. he was welcomed in berlin at a reception hosted by german president. it is his first official state visit to his homeland, home to 25 million catholics, a third of the population. and the nfl says it may start fining players for faking injuries. during the giants/rams game on monday, did you see this one? the two giants players fell to the turf. very oddly, in unison. looked totally believable. apparently, they were trying to synchronize.
still ahead this morning, a 14-year-old bullied for years takes his own life. just as family and friends thought things were getting better and he was getting through it. his suicide has shocked his community. we'll look at the lessons from the shortened life. we're joined by dan savage. doctors say it should be easier to fight the flu this year. easier to fight the flu this year. the growing number of vaccines. . my choice is clear.
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good morning. we have a couple of problems right now from you commuting down the eastshore freeway. westbound 80 we actually have two separate accidents really backing up traffic. westbound 80 by san pablo dam role and another by el portal. traffic slow off the carquinez bridge. in fact, it's really slowing your drive time to almost 40 minutes on westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. at the bay bridge, it is stacked up well into the maze, 20-minute wait got to on the span. an earlier fog advisory though that's been cancelled. it looks like the saratoga off- ramp to northbound 280 is reopened but traffic on the main lines of the freeway a little sluggish out of downtown san jose. that is traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> elizabeth, a little more fog
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rem no more. a big breakup. we'll talk about that in a few minutes. >> are you going to be all right? >> i think so. i think it will be okay. a big day in the college world, too. i'm chris wragge. coming up, we have good news this year that is going to offset the rem news. the flu is going to be the same as last year, okay? that makes it easier for doctors and drug companies to prepare and little kids will only need one flu shot instead of two. >> i know of one almost 5-year-old in my house that will be happy to hear that. >> good for the big kids, too. yes, and another bonus of four different types of flu vaccines and we saved the best for last. we are told there's plenty of vaccine to go around. so we'll get you up-to-date on all of the latest on flu shots. we don't want you shopping for the flu. we have tips for avoiding it. we'll have all of that ahead. first, the department of education this week is holding the second summit to combat bullying. it is a nationwide problem when
you have heard more and more about in the past year or so. and it is painfully highlighted again this week in western new york with a suicide of a high school freshman. cbs news correspondent elaine kihano has this story. >> this is jean from buffalo, new york. i'm here to tell you that it does get better. >> reporter: this 14-year-old buzz was bullied relentlessly in may. he posted this video and found comfort in an online gay community for teens. >> i found so much comfort from people online. they are so nice and caring. they don't ever want me to die. >> reporter: but some day jamie's parents tim and tracey found his body outside their home. >> all the girls just loved him and they always defended him, but all the boys would say, geez, you are such a girl. why are you hanging out with the girls? are you a girl?
oh, you must be gay. >> reporter: he sought counselors to try to deal with the pain. >> i was born this way. >> caller: back in may he hoped inspired by singer lady gaga and her message of tolerance. >> just love yourself. >> reporter: but just weeks ago the optimism seemed gone. he posted this plea for help. i always say how bullied i am but no one listens. what do i have to do so people will listen to me? as word of his suicide spread, lady gaga tweeted i have so much anger. it is hard to feel love when cruelty takes someone's life. >> for a young kid of 14 1/2, he had a big message, a huge message that shouldn't even have to be a message. it should just be common decency to not make people feel worthless and useless on this planet. >> reporter: tracey will bury her son saturday in a lady gaga
t-shirt that reads "born this way." reporting from buffalo, new york. >> the wewsite website supports teens. the tireless advocate to stop the bullying is here with us this morning. dan, good to have you here this morning. >> god to be here. >> jamie is a beautiful kid. he was so full of hope and life. then as you heard, things changed for him in the last few weeks. his mom said he had a big message but it shouldn't have to be a message. what would you say to her and so many teens watching jamie and what happened to him? >> well, my heartbreaks for jamie's parents, particularly, and his friends and other people who are there for him and giving him support. this is the tragedy. the idea behind the "it gets better project" is from people
who have been through bullying themselves. they can empathize, share stories and their joyous adult lives with these kids. it gives them the idea of the future that is possible if they can hang on, but sometimes hope isn't enough. and sometimes the future is too remote. and sometimes the bullying is too devastating and too extreme. and those times, they just -- they break our hearts. but in his pain, you know, i don't think when you watch jamie in the video, he is clearly speaking to other kids, trying to offer them encouragement, but he's also clearly, now we know, speaking to himself and trying to encourage himself to hang in there. but even in his pain, he was reaching out and trying to help. and we need to follow his example and continue to reach out to try to help and not let jamie's tragic death make us feel hopeless or despair or give up. >> you bring up an interesting point, and this is so true for any child, not even just about
lgt bullying but any bullying. at that age, sometimes the picture seems too remote. is there a message in the present that you can give someone to get through today? >> well, we encourage people, a lot of other youth have made videos, peer talking to each other, and we -- one of the things people need to know is that if a child says the bullying is so extreme that the bullying that jamie endured, we need to change the circumstances. a lot of the videos created by young people and high school age kids discuss how to get your ged if that's what you need to do to get out to change high schools, home schooling for kids being bullied, it seems like you are handing the bullies a victory when you pull a kid out being harassed, but home school is an option for bullied kids and secular kids.
>> dan, great to have you with us this, mo. again, for anyone not familiar with it, log on to itgetsbetter.org. thanks again. >> thank you. coming up next, it used to be you got a blue shot or didn't. you didn't have choices. >> choices are good. this year you'll have four choices when it comes to the flu vaccine. this is "the early show" on cbs. e that's helping people rethink how they live. ♪ in here, video games are not confined to screens. ♪ excuse me, hi. my grandfather lived in this village. [ woman speaking italian ] [ male announcer ] in here, everyone speaks the same language. ♪ in here, cars call mechanics before you do. ♪ [ radio chatter, siren wails ] pass me to the patient, please. [ male announcer ] in here,
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in this morning's "healthwatch" what is with the flu? the flu season is coming this year, and new ways to protect yourself. >> help us with that is dr. jennifer ashton. good morning. >> good morning. >> thank you for bringing the good flu news. >> every year. >> so we can be protected. first of all, is there a real season to the flu and, if so, have we entered said season? >> depends on where you are in the world but in this country our flu season typically goes october through april and peaks around january. this year, we're hearing from the cdc the vaccine they have produced is well matched to the strain that is circulating in other parts of the world. interestingly, though, this vaccine is exactly the same as the vaccine was last year,
because they feel that those are the strains that we're going to be seeing in this country. they caution if you were vaccinated last year or had the flu last year you need to get protection because your immune might have dropped. >> what do we need to know about this year's vaccine? aside from the fact there is a simpler, easier way. >> four options this year. one is the nasal spray which is the mist most children can get. that is old. they are the regular injection which many people can get and one is an extra strong version of the injection and recommended for people over 65 who might need a stronger antigen boost. that injection there is a ultra small, extra small needle. 90% smaller than the other needles so for people who are afraid of needles that is a good way to go. >> is it for people afraid of needles?
that is really nice! >> 18 years much age and older. yes, chris, you can get that one. >> the flu needles are scary. >> it's a big barrier for some people. >> you mentioned the fact even though the strain is the same as last year, you need to get vaccinated again. >> right. >> are there other strains? >> three strains. h1n1 is in this vaccine. i hear this over and over again.
just ahead, r.e.m. has had a major influence not just on you, but on other musical groups for three decades and now they are calling it quits. the members are going their separate ways, but why is r.e.m. disbanding? we can tell you but you'll have to stick around. that's coming up on "the early show." ♪
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♪ it's the end of the world as we know it ♪ ♪ it's the end of the world as we know it ♪ ♪ >> for? boy! those words never rang so true as they do this morning. one of the bands that helped defined the rock sound of the 'items and '90s has reached the end. >> r.e.m. quietly announced wednesday on its website the group is breaking up. cbs news correspondent anthony mason has a look at the three decades of music making from the rock 'n' roll hall of famers. >> reporter: maybe not the end of the world but the end of the band as we know it. after more than 30 years together, r.e.m. has called it quits. front man michael stype wrote to the group's legion of fans. we built something extraordinary together and we did this thing and now we are going to walk away from it. >> that is the site of the
record store peter and i just met. >> reporter: they formed in 1980 in athens, georgia and created alternative rock that was the antidote to the glam rock and metal bands throughout the decade. >> they weren't a band that set out to be a huge band. they were a band that set out to be great. >> reporter: they achieved both. ♪ this one goes out to the one i love ♪ >> reporter: 1987 is the one i love was the first of r.e.m.'s four top ten hits and the band went from indy to iconic. >> from, i would say, '88 till about '93, '94 you could make the argument that r.e.m. was one of the biggest bands in the corner. >> reporter: "losing my religion" was released in 1991, a big hit. ♪ >> that was a moving thing about r.e.m. their music communicated in such an intimate way. >> reporter: r.e.m. influenced
an entire genre of music. >> pearl jam and all of those that followed him owe a debt to r.e.m. >> reporter: they suffered a setback when a band member suffered a double aneurysm and when they sat down for this interview three years ago there was a sense how they wanted to go out. >> we don't want it to end in all of the bad ways that bands tend to end or that people just kind of peter out and get increasingly less interesting. >> reporter: so the members of r.e.m. have left the stage the same way they entered it, on their own terms. anthony mason, cbs news, new york. ♪ hold on >> i will say this. i didn't appreciate them back in college the way i appreciate them now. i wasn't a huge fan back in the day but the older i got, and especially now when you hear the hits they had, it brings you back and back. >> it does bring you back. it's terrible. i do like r.e.m.
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october 5. a nearly 16-hour standoff in san leandro has ended this morning in a shooting. police say they shot a man wanted for murder in richmond. 42-year-old rafael zarate is in stable condition. investigators say he shot and killed a 30-year-old woman in richmond which he apparently had a relationship with before. coming soon from former governor schwarzenegger a new memoir. he signed a book deal which covers his life before and after politics. it's expected to go on sale next year. here's the working title for his memoir: total recall: my unbelievable true life story. can't make this up. traffic and weather coming right up. ,,
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good morning. san mateo bridge finally cleared a stall from westbound 92. it was really backing up traffic towards the toll plaza so just in the last few minutes, we really have seen an improvement. your drive time still almost a half hour from 880 to 101. still backed up out of downtown san jose northbound 280 before lawrence expressway an accident, so slow going from downtown towards cupertino. and westbound 80 before san pablo dam road we had an accident another one approaching el portal. both of those now have been cleared. unfortunately, it is still jammed from the carquinez bridge to the maze. that's traffic. for your forecast, here lawrence. >> we have low clouds and fog stretching further onshore
today. so it will be a slower burnoff and some cooler temperatures to be found inside the bay and out toward the coastline. yup, it is a gray start to the day in many parts of the bay area now. but probably more sunshine this afternoon. not a bad day to cruise around the bay area. temperatures up to 89 in san jose. 77 in oakland. 72 becoming mostly sunny in san francisco. still plenty of 90s in the valleys and hot there. temperatures should cool down significantly over the weekend. partly cloudy skies on sunday. a place with n eauty and a forward thinking spirit. at bank of america, we've been fueling economic growth here for over a century. today we're investing in innovations that will define our future. every day, we're working to help set opportunity in motion. from financing a solar project for the milpitas school district to funding the institute at golden gate. because when you're giving, lending, and investing in more communities across the country,
show." i'm chris wragge, along with erica hill. weather not too great in new york today. >> kind of like the mood of some of the facebook users out there. >> a dark cloud was over 750 million users this morning. facebook users have a little something new to get used to and big changes on the social network. they took effect on wednesday. even the kids are crying! >> you're making my children cry! >> some of the customers are not happy. more changes to come and we will preview and look at facebook's strategy to fight off a new challenge from the guys over at google. also, the tale of wenter the dolphin was too unreal for hollywood. years ago she lost her tail but found new life thanks to scientists who created her a prosthetic tail. her story is getting the big-screen treatment and she's one of the stars. debbie turner bell who met winter four years ago will share
the story of winter and how she is handling the newfound attention. but first, the race for the white house heats up. more with the latest republican presidential debate set for tonight in the always critical state of florida. cbs news correspondent jane crawford is in washington with a preview for us this morning. good morning. before tonight's debate gets going, rick perry taking a shot at his opponents last night. we'll take a listen real quick and talk on the back end. >> we don't need to nominate obama-like. we don't need to nominate someone to blur the lines between president obama and your nominee. >> safe to say, that was a jab at mitt romney. he's not backing down and certainly not backing down on the rhetoric, is he? >> not at all. these guys really started going at it in the debate last week, but what you saw last night in the comment of obama-like, it is getting personal. right after his appearance on "hannity" she shot back saying, it is amusing to listen to al
gore's campaign chairman from texas lecture republicans on who they should nominate for president. of course, rick perry, don't forget he used to be a democrat and campaigned for al gore back in 1988. you'll hear a lot more of that from romney, but romney and the other candidates have been raising questions about this thing, whether or not perry is a true conservative, saying he may sound like one and look like one, but if you look at his record it is not there. you'll hear more about that. >> and we'll hear more about social security and ponzi schemes this being in florida, correct? >> no doubt that will be big. that is a big battle going back to the earlier debates. it all started because perry called social security a ponzi scheme in his book and sunlight suggested it may be unconstitutional. that's radical so romney and the others are hitting him on that, pressing him for his plan. perry is talking about ending social security as america knows it, but what will he put in its place?
perry has not given an answer on that. he may have to come up with one tonight. >> he will be pushed for sure. jan crawford in washington for us, thank you. here's erica. we continue with politics this morning with the series of the animated profiles of the gop candidates coming from the fast rob team. this morning they are taking a closer look at minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann. >> we have four years there's a contest to find out who will be america's next top republican. will it be, mitt romney, john huntsman, or michele bachmann. don't let michele bachmann's small thighs fool you. >> she throws big political punches. and always speaks her mind. >> michele grew up in iowa and minnesota, one of four children, but her father left. her new step-father came with five kids of his on and together they formed quite a bunch. >> michele was coming of age while america grew more liberal,
but she was count tore the culture. at the age of 16 she turned to the bible, a born-again christian. it was around then she said she started getting inspiration and instructions from god. >> bachmannman says she didn't marry her father after falling in love, it was a vision from god. >> and it was this. it was a picture of me marrying this man in the valley where his parents have a farm in western wisconsin. >> michele and marcus bachmann campaigned for jimny carter but were republicans by the time reagan came around. during the administration she grew her family of five children. but over the years they took 23 girls into their home as foster children. bachmann worked at the irs and chased down the people who wouldn't pay the kind of taxes she now campaigns against. but she took a major step for potentially becoming america's next republican was the schoolyard. she does not like what her foster kids were getting from public schools. so she started a charter school.
bachmann ran into trouble when parents complained that she was putting too much religion into a taxpayer-funded school. bachmann's school days were over, but her political life was just getting going. >> reporter kevin diaz says then and now religion is central to backman's identity. >> she believes that the united states is fundamentally a christian nation, and she doesn't apologize for pushing an agenda of what she sees as traditional moral values. >> in the year 2000 she became a senator and in 2006 won and became a member of the tea party. >> when she shows up places, she gets rock star treatment. people just want to see her, touch her, be close to her. she's more than just a politician, she's almost now kind of a movement leader. >> as she moves onto the national stage, she's still
speaking her mind. but the kind of talk that rallies her supporters might worry a national audience. >> like calling president obama anti-american and suggesting god may use natural disasters to punish americans for deficit spending. >> an earthwake, a hurricane, the american people have done everything they possibly can. now it is time for an act of god. and we are getting it. >> michele bachmann may be having visions of the white house, but this former schoolhouse brawler needs to pack a punch in her quest to become america's next top republican. >> later on we'll speak to michele bachmann to get her reaction to the republican debate tonight, which jan just previewed happening in orlando. jeff glor is here with a check on the other headlines for us today. good morning, again. >> good morning. in our news here, josh fattal and shane bauer are waking up in oman amman today.
they were flown in for an emotional reunion with family members. his whole family is ecstatic. >> everybody is really happy right now to be together. nicole didn't see or talk to shane for over two years. and everybody is just really happy to finally be able to catch up. >> fattal and bauer were arrested by iowan iowanan iranian border guards. a third hiker sarah shourd was freed last year. last night mike davis was put to death. no motor weapon was found and seven of nine prosecution witnesses changed their stories. some of davis' last words were directed to macphail's family. >> he said to the family again he was not the one responsible, he was not personally responsible for what happened that night. >> the u.s. supreme court
rejected davis' 11th-hour appeal. there was another execution last night. lawrence russell brewer was put to death for a hate crime. brewer was convicted in the 1998 murder of james byrd jr. chained behind a pickup truck and dragged to death for three miles. byrd's family witnessed the execution. >> it was sad. i just goes back to what happened to james. at the same time, it also brought up byrd's
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some users will hate it. just look at what happened yesterday when facebook changed the way it presents updates from users friends. >> people are furious facebook is trying to tell them which friend they care about. you know, i think the response has been, these are not your friend, they are my friends. >> reporter: in response to the uproar, facebook said in a statement, we are gathering and evaluating feedback. facebook may be built on friendships, but the social networking site has a habit of angering those who love it most. so facebook users better brace themselves. here in san francisco later this morning facebook is set to announce a major reorganization that could make it a gateway for listening to music and watching movies. >> we think they are going to roll out, in addition to the like button, buttons that say, read, listened, watched, want, things that let you kind of more specifically tag content. >> reporter: facebook is under pressure to keep growing as it faces new competition from google's social networking site,
google plus, which just opened yesterday. >> google is not to be taken lightly. google gets very serious about social, like they seem to be doing, facebook needs to be careful. >> reporter: even a company with 750 million users knows it can always use a little help from its friends. john backstone, cbs news, san francisco. facebook does have a fair amount online here. the company is expected to take in $3.8 million in ad revenue this year and $5.8 million in 2012. that's a chunk of change. >> is well, the appetizers aren't that bad. >> it is just whether people eat the thing. just ahead, it turns out we can predict everything or try to predict everything from the weather to the unemployment rate. why not use science to predict crimes before they happen? it is happening on one new cbs show. [ male announcer ] support stand up 2 cancer...
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of interest." is a series with a twist. they stop robbers and killers before they commit their crime. cbs correspondent bill whitaker explains. >> 911. what is the stats of your emergency. >> reporter: from petty crimes to act of terror. technology has captured it at all. london was the first to mount surveillance cameras in public places. 1 million high tech eyes, a so-called ring of steel. there are 3 million in china and uncountable number in the united states. but here at the lapd crime center technology has reached a whole new level with the same mathematical formula, police are using computers, math and maps to try to predict crimes before they happen. >> we have technology that is geographic profiling software that can identify in a series of crimes where the anchor point
for those criminals might be. west virginia a lot of specifics when and where and how the crimes occurred and we can use that data and do some forecasting so we can get out in front of crime, rather than only react to it. >> the machine is everywhere. watching us with 10,000 eyes. >> reporter: it might seem like science fiction but the creators of the new cbs drama "person of interest" call it science fact. in the series, cell phone calls, e-mails, and sfurveillance vides are fed in a database that spits out information on a future criminal or victim. big brother is here? >> it's here. no question. >> imagine you tell yourself 10, 15 years ago that everyone here would be walking around with something in that that i pocket that could contain their producing history, gps history and could tell the police the exact time line where you are at
any given minute, it's a little crazy. >> the show assumes the surveillance state is in place and it isn't going anywhere. the next question is, well, what can you do with all of that information? can you change things? can you help people? >> these are social security numbers and each mount to a crime. >> i would call it a vigilante thriller for the surveillance age. imagine if a guy like bill gates suddenly became a vigilante crime fighter. >> reporter: michael emerson plays a billionaire software creator. >> you're holding that thing sideways. you can't aim it. >> reporter: jim, an ex-cia assassin. they team up to stop crime before it happens. >> the machine, or the system that we use in the show is pretty much a twin to a machine or system that already exists. >> kind of a search engine for
surveillance. it's the exact same thing that google does. it's just how do you take this sort of fire hose of information and sort through it looking for relevance? ideally, what the government is looking for is bad guys. >> reporter: the show also addresses the thorny debate between privacy rights and security. >> even criminals have some right to privacy, and how guilty are we of intentions? it's an interesting ethical gray zone. >> reporter: does this raise questions of civil liberties and profiling? >> yes. what is important in policing is how we got there. and making sure that we ensure people civil rights at the same time we are reducing crime and i think using some of this technology, we will be able to do both. >> reporter: now, from what you have seen in the lab, what do you expect? >> i expect that we will be able to forecast probably 70% or so of the crime that will be
happening in certain areas of the city. >> i very much thought about it being sort of 15 minutes into the future. ♪ >> and now i would say it's really more like five minutes in the future or maybe five minutes in the past. >> reporter: bill whitaker, cbs news, hollywood. >> you can see the premiere of "person of interest" tonight 9:00, eight central on cbs. i could not imagine a life where you were on camera all the time. if you've been to the supermarket you know the price of beef is going up. we told plywood, cement. i, i enjoy the breeze on my tongue. well uh, and every weekend, seems like we're headin' down to the lake. we're pullin' a boat or somethin'. i don't know why. i just do. it's not a problem. i don't mind as long as we always stop at chevron and get that techron stuff. my ears flop around too. check it out.
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standoff in san leandro ends i n suspected good morning. 8:25. time for some news headlines on this thursday. a nearly 16-hour standoff in san leandro ends in the shooting of a man suspected in a richmond murder. officers wounded 42-year-old rafael zarate when he emerged from a home carrying a rifle.
he is in custody, in stable condition at a hospital. police believe he killed 30- year-old jensy romero on tuesday night at a richmond restaurant. two cal hikers jailed in iran are with their families relaxing. josh fattal and josh fattal flew to oman yesterday after spending two-plus years in prison. both denied the spying charges filed by iranian prosecutors. and yesterday, an 85-year- old grandmother took a cue from the beach boy lyrics and celebrated her birthday drag- racing. lillian got her ford focus station wagon revved up and won a 14-mile race. a quick look at the big board. down 362 points. we'll keep an eye on that. traffic and weather coming right up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,
downtown san jose backed up. earlier accident approaching lawrence expressway and that's all i see because there is nothing there blocking lanes but it is really jammed from 101 all the way towards looks like cupertino. 27 minutes is your drive time across that stretch. southbound traffic gets by okay. let's go towards the 880 freeway. you can see southbound 880
befor tennyson. we have a stall. it's backed up from the 238 merged. lawrence has your forecast. >> elizabeth, we have some sunshine breaking out inland still some dense fog showing up around the bay area into san francisco. coit tower still in fog. visibility down to quarter mile in santa rosa this morning. by the afternoon, nothing but sunshine. 91 degrees in santa rosa. 98 in livermore and hot. cool at the coast. ,,,,,,,,
♪ half past the hour as we welcome you back to "the early show." i'm erica hill along with chris wragge. ahead this half hour, the tail of a tale. we first brought you the story of winter a few years ago. a bottle-nosed dolphin lost her tail in a trap but learned how tose an artificial tail and been a major attraction in the aquarium in clearwater aquarium ever since and now she is hitting the big screen. her story picked up by hollywood and now a 3d film. we will check in with winter with dr. debbye turner bell. >> remember what it did for free wil wily? >> huge. beef prices on the rice. going up faster than any part of your grocery bill.
we sent katie lee on a shopping trip and she will be here to show you how to save money and enjoy the dishes you love. the prices like everything else is going way up. "48 hours mystery" looks at a mysterious death. >> others dispute his death a suicide. erin moriarty has been investigating the case and here bus. >> for two years questions about this case. g ar turow gatti won three championship belts. people are asking how could he have committed suicide? we are hoping to put the questions to rest. >> he was a beautiful man. >> reporter: to his friends, family and friends, arturo gatti was a boxing legend. >> when i saw him, i would get the chills. i've never seen anything like it. the courage. the heart.
the character. >> arturo gatti refusing to go down! >> he must have been the most exciting fighter that ever lived. >> reporter: when the three-time champion was found dead in brazil in 2009. >> i started shaking him and calling his name. arturo, please wake up! please wake up! >> reporter: his wife amanda gatti was arrested and jailed for murder. >> i was thinking i was dreaming. >> reporter: just 19 days later, she was released. after an autopsy convinced authorities arturo gatti had hanged himself. his supporters like boxing rival and best friend mickey ward. >> they made a movie about me, mickey ward, the fighter. >> reporter: just don't believe it. >> life was going good for him. i can't see him taking his own life. >> reporter: why not? >> that's just not him. >> i'll never believe it in a million years. no way! >> reporter: pat lynch, gatti's
former manager hired a private 'to investigate his death. they observe have worked with cbs news but not on this case. >> this is where arturo gatti spent his last moments alive. >> reporter: they dispute gatti was hanged and point to the position of his body as evidence. >> no matter how do you it he will not fall sideways with his head underneath the counter. it's not going to happen. >> arturo gatti did not commit suicide. he was murdered. >> reporter: not so fast. amanda gatti has a different story and speaks out about that night for the first time. >> i know i'm not perfect but not fair what they are doing to me and my son. >> reporter: did you have anything with the death of your husband? >> no. >> reporter: did you hire anybody to kill your son? >> of course not. >> reporter: 48 hours reveals evidence that the private investigators didn't look at. it may change everything you thought you knew about the champ
and his mysterioiss steer death mysterious death. >> reporter: we have medical and legal documents that point directly contradict what these detectives found. so it's still a bit of a mystery. >> ts been two years now. why are they looking at into this again. >> reporter: the timing of this report is questionable. it may have something to do with the fact that the money, the gatti's multimillion dollar estate was left to his wife and his family now are trying to get part of it. so if they can connect her to his death, they hope they do better in court. >> she was released after we saw there after spending almost three weeks in jail. is there a chance, though, new charges could be brought? >> reporter: well, the investigation in brazil has always been open. it's been open for a long time and the authorities there say they will look at this latest report but the canadian authorities about to come out with a report of their own. that may point to suicide.
if it points to suicide, i think there will be no more investigation. >> looking forward to some answers from you this weekend. >> erin, thank you very much. you can see her full report on "48 hours mystery" this saturday night, 10:00, 9:00 central on cbs here is jeff glor at the news desk with a final check of today's other headlines for us. 35 and change past the hour. >> good morning to everyone at home. the american embassy in libya is back in business. stars and stripes were raised this morning. elizabeth palmer is in tripoli with more. liz, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jeff. yes, this ceremony opens a new chapter, a brand-new chapter in u.s./libyan relations which have been troubled over the years. back in may, a mob invaded the old u.s. embassy premises and complete destroyed it, so now the embassy is going to be operating out of ambassador's residence but it is back in business. returning ambassador whom you may be able to hear is answering
questions from the media just behind me. gene crinte was forced to leave libya suddenly in december last year when some overly frank comments about colonel gadhafi surfaced on weikileaks but he i back in business and saying the priority is helping with american businesses and help with the reconstruction here and maybe some sort of help to the transitional council to build a new army. jeff? >> liz, thanks very much. the trader accused much losing more than $2 million at swiss bank ubs says he is sorry beyond words. he is accused of fraud and false accounting. the total loss was $2.3 billion. he appeared in london court this morning and ordered held until another hearing next month. you heard of onstar vehicle tracking system?
when you're getting close to retirement you don't want to make any big mistakes with your savings and you want to make sure you're set up for a comfortable life. >> ray martin of cbs "moneywatch" is here to protect your nest egg from any blunders. >> good to see you. >> you say one of the biggest people make is they don't know what they will actually need. >> half of workers still guessing how much they need to retirement. almost half had no savings strategy whatsoever. the average amount of retirement income folks need is about $60,000 a year and at retirement they need 1.5 million saved and you have to have a savings strategy each year and how you need on to get there. the longer time you have you can plan and make it happen but you got to have a strategy and a plan. like taking a trip and having no idea where you will end up.
>> a lot of people saying i'm not going to retire, just continue to work. >> i love to work! >> not the best strategy either? >> you will continue to earn an income and forego drawing down your retirement savings but 2 in 5 workers have to retire earlier than planned because of illness, care-giving at home or losing a job. >> another problem, especially nowadays, a lot of people may retirement savings. over 30% of younger workers cash out their retirement savings when they leave a job. the compound on that is huge. don't borrow from yourself and don't cash out your retirement savings ever. >> the taxes will hit you well. >> people say i'm contributing such and such percentage and want to scale it way back down. >> a lot of employers match your contributions to your 401(k)
plan. 40% of workers don't contribute enough to get their employers match which is usually on the first 6% of contributions. that is free money you're foregoing. again, a significant amount of retirement savings down the road. always contribute at least 6% in your 401(k) at all times to get that employer match. >> for people who are married, there are also spousal social security benefits you may want to take into account? >> social security you need to understand the nuance here. here is the rule. the longer you wait to take social security the bigger the annual benefit. at 62 you could get 18,000 a year. if you wait five years you could get 28,000 a year and if you wait to delay the check until age 70 you could get $35,000 a year from social security. the longer you wait you can get 7% increase in annual benefits so think about that and understand the social security benefits. >> how do you calm people down who are nearing retirement now and the volatile in the marketplace and 401(k) dip at a key time in their lives. people who are five, six years
away from retirement or sooner than that? >> we were just talking about that back in the production room before the segment. folks are saying i worked decades now this is how it's going to end when i'm in my 60s? it's a difficult thing but you have to adjust yourself now to the situation that we're in today. i don't think these difficult times are going to go away in the next year or two. it will be a stretch of a road here for at least five to ten years so adjust your situation now to where things are now and if we see inc. mental improvements then you've adjusted for that and things will get better for yourself. >> is it a smart move if you're a couple of years from retirement to get with a good financial planner to reyour everything and maybe regroup where you have your money? >> it's never been more than important than now because times are so uncertain and so many people are in a situation they have never seen themselves in before in decades of work and retirement savings and market volatility. see a professional or two and get a second opinion to figure this out with yourself. i think that will help the most. it's a great recommendation. >> ray, thank you. >> you're very welcome. >> one thing affecting millions
of household budgets no matter where you stand on retirement and how close you are is the rising cost of food and specifically beef. >> the usda says beef prices will go up another 8% by next spring alone. that is twice as fast as food prices overall. katie lee has more on the growing sticker shock at the meat counter. >> floods. record temperatures. extreme drought. they have already driven up meat prices. and kajts rancattle ranchers ine in the thick of it. >> grass is burning up and the hay will be very short. >> how are you doing? >> reporter: customers here at island's bayville meat center are feeling it too, just like other familiaes across the country. >> eggs and milk are going up. whatever you say about food, all of the prices are up. >> reporter: that's why i decided to pay a visit to an old friend.
butcher eddie vesalo. eddie's family has been in the meat business for three generations. going all the way back to his grandfather in italy and he knows, as well as anybody, how to stretch a penny for families on a tight budget. >> take care! enjoy! >> reporter: you want to show me what you got in the fridge? >> absolutely. >> reporter: eddie is going to show me how a family can save and still eat delicious males. the rump roast is what i usually make my pot roast out of it. >> this is it, yes. >> how much a pound is that is? >> this right now is $3.99 a pound. >> that's good. >> meat prices may hit an all-time high. ground chuck is already up 18% and is forecast to rise as much as 32% in coming months. but with smart shopping, there are still ways to save. how much is that a pound? >> as you cut it into steaks, this comes out of the center. you know, these are $4.99. as you go down here it gets to a
cheaper price. >> reporter: in this tough economy it's about making changes and adapting. and less expensive cuts are becoming more popular. i can smell that garlic. with a little creativity and a dash of parmesan, this $4.99-pound roast can be turned into a delicious dinner. eddie's homemade beef brujou. >> all set. >> not only looks good but smells good. great to have you on the set. you pointed out how the beef prices are going up. one what is one of the best ways to make one of your favorite dishes and save a little money? >> it's about making adepttations and changes in your diet and eating less meat and buying less expensive cuts. if you get to know your butcher he will point you in the right direction. eddie showed me great options yesterday. you can go with ground sirloin
for making your meat loaf here. that is usually about $4.99 but ground chuck it's going to be about $3.9 9 a pound. only a dollar savings but that adds up over a year. >> absolutely. >> that really adds up. if you like to grill. instead of throwing a new york strip or a porterhouse on the grill, new york strip would be about $25 a pound. you can do this ribeye which is $12.99 a pound and more affordable cut. another way to save money is slice it up and people will eat less of it. >> don't give somebody the whole steak. >> exactly. >> we don't need to eat that much anyway, right? >> pot roast as the weather gets colder, people are going to cuts of meat like this. a prime rib roast would be $17.99 a pound. and this top round is about $2.$2 $3.39 a pound. you're looking at savings. when you cook this it falls off the bone. serve it with like these noodles
which is delicious and stretches your meat a little bit more. eddie's famous beef dish. this is delicious ways of doctoring up the meat and changing it. >> it smells good and we love it. >> just remember, talk to your butcher. >> get to know your butcher and fish monger and they will drive you in the right direction. >> his name is not sam's. >> no. i will try a bite of this. we will be back with the real-life dolphin tale, winter, who we introduced you to a few years ago. the dolphin with the prosthetic tail making big,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
>> about four years ago, we told you about winter, the dolphin. she lost her tail in an accident and was fitted with a prosthetic tail fin. her tale of survival has been an inspiration to thousands really and now her story is being told on the big screen. with a star-studded cast and a message of hope and inspiration. >> reporter: we first introduced you to winter four years ago. the baby atlantic bottle-nosed dolphin was found off the coast of florida tangled in a crab trap. when she arrived at the clearwater marine aquarium, winter was in dire shape. >> the first few days we really didn't think she would live at all. what happened we had a 24-hour 'round-the-clock care by our staff and volunteers that watched her every second of the day. just like an e.r. at a hospital. >> reporter: winter survived but her tail did not. she was left with a stump and a funny way of swimming. >> she's swimming, it's motion
right in that area. >> reporter: world renowned prosthetic kevin carroll designed winter a prosthetic tail made of high tech silicone and plastic. now winter can swim like other dolphins. her inspiring story has made an international splash. legions of fans follow her on two facebook pages and she has a twitter handle. >> she's the best dolphin in the world. >> reporter: and, tomorrow, her story hits the big screen. >> muscles are enlarged and pulling her vertebrae and causing damage here. >> reporter: "dolphin tale" chronicles winter's amazing survival story. >> this movie will change lives. i know that because we see it happen every single day here with winter and the kids. >> reporter: the motion picture stars academy award winner morgan freeman and actor and musician harry connick jr.
winter is playing herself. >> i call winter our dolphin diva. she knows when the cameras are on. she is a smart animal and knows what is going on. >> reporter: the clearwater marine aquarium saved winter's life and now, thanks to her big screen debut, winter has returned the favor. >> our budget the last five years since winter got here has gone up five or six-fold and we think once the movie "dolphin tale" comes out it will likely double or triple again. >> reporter: winter themed books and t-shirts have brought the aquarium back to life. both winter and the center are thriving. >> she wants more. >> reporter: a happy ending for every. >> now i'm jealous. >> it opens tomorrow in the theaters. you heard of their budget has gone up. because of winter their attendance has gone up 200% since winter arrived and 100%
since word of the movie got out so it's done well for the aquarium. >> put an addition on the place soon. >> they built new tanks for the movie to make the set look better so everybody has benefited from winter's story. >> you say this is a newer tail? >> she has been through 20 versions and she is still young so they have to make a new one every time she grows. she wears it maybe two or three times a day for about 30 minutes. not all the time. >> great story. thanks. >> sure. have a great day, everyone. we will see you back here tomorrow. your local news is next. state farm. this is jessica.
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though on the nimitz. northbound 880 sluggish from about a street to high street. and then speed improve. and the golden gate bridge just fog is the name of the game, huh, lawrence? >> a lot of fog around the bay area today, elizabeth. temperatures going to cool down a bit at least in some parts of the bay area. headed outside now, we can now see coit tower, the fog beginning to lift a bit in san francisco. still cloudy in spots, though. but by the afternoon, mostly sunny skies. 70s into oakland. upper 80s into the san jose. still hot 90s in the valleys. and a lot of 60s at the coastline with patchy fog.